Monthly Archives: August 2003

Bratwurst synonymous with Oktoberfest

Plump bratwursts heaped high with pungent sauerkraut served hot off the grill—the spicy German sausages made locally are synonymous with Oktoberfest celebrated Sunday in Pierz. The brat booth, sponsored by the Pierz Fire Department, is a favorite eating venue for … Continue reading

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Wheels of Justice bus tour making its rounds

(Pictured making a stop at the St. Francis convent in Little Falls as it makes its way around the country was the Wheels of Justice Bus. From left to right are Sister Merle Nolde, OSB, Sister Adela Gross, OSF, Dan … Continue reading

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Wheels of Justice bus tour making its rounds

It has been traveling around the country with its bright colors for over three years. Graphic photos of wounded children and women are taped to its windows. Some call those who ride the bus liberals; some call them compassionate weirdos; … Continue reading

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Cleanup crew concludes Lions Parade

Concluding the Oktoberfest Parade Sunday in Pierz was this antique manure spreader offering “horse apples” for sale. The unit followed the Morrison County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol and other horse-drawn wagons. Although the product was plentiful, there were no takers for … Continue reading

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Pierz author is parade grand marshal

Leading the Pierz Oktoberfest Parade Sunday in Pierz was Maurice Faust, grand marshal. He is pictured with his wife Margaret on the parade route. The Pierz historian and author has written six books since retiring several years ago from Hartmann’s … Continue reading

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Pierz fun run attacts record crowd

The early morning Oktoberfest fun run August 24 in Pierz attracted a record number of participants. Runners of all ages and skill levels converged at Healy High School for the two- and five-mile starting line, including an entourage from Fish … Continue reading

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Youth hoping to attend Catholic Youth Conference

On Nov. 12 of this year, approximately 25,000 youth will converge on Houston, Texas, for the National Catholic Youth Conference. The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is an exciting, biennial four day experience of prayer, community and empowerment for Catholic … Continue reading

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Community Band at St. Francis Music Center

St. Francis Music Center, Little Falls, will offer a fun musical experience for all area musicians. Each Thursday evening, a community band will meet from 7 – 8 p.m. at the music center. The band is open to anyone that … Continue reading

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Picture opportunity for former paper mill employees

A picture of all former Hennepin Paper employees will be taken at the former Paper Mill site, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 2:15 p.m. This may be the last chance for a group picture before the demolition of the building begins.Those … Continue reading

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Concert at Riverside Union Church

The Riverside Union Church will present a ministry of inspiration with the music group “In His Name.”They will be sharing the grace, glory and goodness of God on Friday Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.The church is located 3-1/2 miles north … Continue reading

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